Trust me when I tell you…THIS is NOT my instructor!
I’ve been spinning now since the middle of the summer and have gotten used to going about twice a week. As I’ve gone along, I’ve found that I have some pet peeves about the women (as I have yet to have a male instructor) who are my instructors. Not that these are really any of their own faults. It’s just that some of the things they do drive me a little nuts. If you’ve never been spinning, it’s basically stationary bike riding except you have someone leading you who tells you when to adjust the speed and the amount of hill adjustment of your bike. On your bike there is a knob that you turn to adjust the hill (turning it makes it harder or easier to pedal). From there, it’s just a matter of cranking your legs! But that isn’t all there is. Here are MY personal instructor pet peeves…
- The music is ESSENTIAL. If you’ve been reading my blog, you KNOW I love music! So when I hear 3 Nickelback songs in 45 minutes, I wanna pull my hair out! Or a slow song while I’m trying to ride up a big hill? C’MON! I need some ROCK to get me over that hump dammit! Today’s mix? Freefallin’ (decent start), Stairway To Heavan (too long), Some kind of AC/DC-Bon Jovi dance mix (which sucked), a rap song I didn’t know, 2 Motley Crue songs, Evanescence and Fergie to wind it up. Yeeeech…TERRIBLE mix! Here’s my IPod…put it on random and you’ll get a better mix than THAT!
- Don’t go yelling at me to CRANK THE KNOB and then you don’t do it also! It pisses me off having someone telling me to go faster up a hill and they are just spinning along like they’re going downhill. If you’re gonna make me do it, then you gotta do it. It should be in the instructor handbook!
- Tell me what we’re doing. Don’t surprise me by saying we’re gonna be riding on a flat for 2 minutes and then 30 seconds later we’re cranking up another hill or doing “jumps” (when you leave your seat to pedal). I HATE that! I want to know what the hell I’m doing at least 5 seconds before we do it.
- Oh yeah…I HATE 2 second jumps. They are stupid and I get nothing out of them except for a sore ass.
And that’s it. Just a few minor irritations. Nothing that can’t be fixed! Thanks!